The Daily Muse

The Daily Muse – June 1st, 2020

A song is a pleasing way of expressing one’s thoughts and feelings. Words stringing together, dancing with each other forming a note, a tune, that one can go on listening to it on loop. How To Find Inspiration For Your Song Harmony is one of the most important parts of a song. But it can […]

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The Daily Muse – May 30th, 2020

Benjamin describes his latest project as a continuation of what he’s always done throughout his career: to try and write the best songs that he can with lyrics that are honest and from his heart. Alec Benjamin Talks Pushing Through Writers Block on ‘These Two Windows’ Songwriters are often praised with the backhanded comment that […]

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The Daily Muse – May 29th, 2020

If you’re trying to develop an innovative songwriting style, a major impediment is one that’s often unnoticeable: you’re listening only to music from your own genre of choice. How to Move From Stale to Innovative as a Songwriter Copyright infringement lawsuits based on sound-alike songs are nothing new. Shortly after releasing the Billboard No. 1 […]

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The Daily Muse – May 28th, 2020

Songs talk about “The Beat” all the time. There are so many references that I couldn’t fit them all here, but I’m sure you’ve heard a band or artist mention a beat at some point. Finding The Beat – A Simple Guide For Beginning Songwriters Woody’s old pal Pete Seeger said, “All songwriters are links […]

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The Daily Muse – May 26th, 2020

Perhaps the most challenging aspect of being an independent songwriter-artist in modern times is the need to be your own champion. To be the one to write the emails, create a social media presence, and make all phone calls necessary to generating a functional and profitable musical career. On Becoming Your Own Champion It’s more […]

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The Daily Muse – May 25th, 2020

To celebrate Bob Dylan’s 79th birthday today, we are bringing you several Dylan-centric stories. This is one in the words of Tom Petty, Dylan’s pal and collaborator. Tom Petty on Bob Dylan In this article, Lucy Blair Pettersson looks at the art of storytelling in music, why it’s important, and how artists can better work […]

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The Daily Muse – May 24th, 2020

Bernie Taupin, Elton John’s songwriting partner, turned 70 yesterday, some fifty-three years after he and Elton first responded to an NME advert which ultimately linked the pair for future stardom. Bernie Taupin, Elton’s songwriting partner, turns 70 Your title and concept are the foundations upon which your entire lyric will be built. The strongest lyrics […]

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The Daily Muse – May 23rd, 2020

In his cell, where Jassy used his keyboard to make beats, he invited the men to perform rap freestyles and taught them about songwriting and music production In prison, producer finds new voice for inmates, and himself Good music isn’t determined by adherence to rules; it’s more a case that the best songs are guided […]

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The Daily Muse – May 22nd, 2020

In my own composing of music, I would far rather work out a melody first, and then add the chords as a second step. That’s because melodies are what people hum to themselves; it’s hard to hum a chord progression. Adding Chords to a Melody – Focus On the Strong Beats Are you a guitarist […]

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The Daily Muse – May 21st, 2020

People often use the words “process” and “workflow” synonymously. But that’s not quite accurate. Process vs. Workflow – What’s the Difference and Does It Matter for Musicians? This way, because you already know your concept and title, you’re forced to stay focused on that singular idea when you write your chorus and verses. How to […]

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